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  1. Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    Now this is excellent! It is everything I was hoping it to be and I much prefer it to overtly sweet L'Homme Ideal. Sweetness in itself is not necessarily a bad thing, but here it was sweetness of one...
  2. Re: Frederic Malle - Cologne Indelebile - April 2015

    Unlike thebeck, I want to wear this a lot. It probably has to do with the fact that when Mugler Cologne came out, it was very important fragrance for me. My wife would still want me to wear it, but I...
  3. Re: Which scent have you worn the longest on a CONSISTENT basis?

    Villoresi Uomo and Eau d'Hermes
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    Re: Man's best friend scent

    Some fragrances make me feel like a modest and confident man who is trustworthy. A man who knows his place in the world and is content with what he has. As a father of three little girls, some days I...
  5. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I really like Aer and Rosarium and love Liquo. It's the only one I'm going to buy. I concur with the good life's description of Liquo, simplexity at its best. Interestingly enough, Pour un Homme is...
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Beranium Chotato, that's just excellent!

    About the criticism, hednic is always first to admit that he is not a reviewer and has never said he has the best nose. He is Basenotes institution in his...
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Congrats hednic! He is a great basenoter and, more importantly, always friendly and helpful. A good man.
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    Re: a Modernist scent....

    Modernism as a cultural/philosophical/literary/art movement is so diverse and also such a long period, I don't think the concept really means much at all anymore.
  9. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Unfortunately after two hours Kanat loses its edge and becomes light and pleasant white floral musk fragrance. Still very nice, but not very interesting (or Cella-like). Aer has somewhat similar...
  10. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    This is getting from bad to worse - financially speaking. If I would have to rate Liquo and Aer, I'd give Liquo 9/10 and Aer 7.5/10. Now I'm wearing Kanat, and I really don't want to rate it at all....
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    Czech & Speake No. 88 (vintage) is insanely powerful. It has oily texture, concetrarion must be very high. One spray and I leave atleast 30 minutes scent cloud to the elevator. Absolue Pour le Soir...
  12. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I just had to spray Aer to my other hand right away. I have to say I'm again very impressed. Somewhere between Kenzo Air and Sel de Vetiver. Vetiver, grapefruit and salty undertones is what I'm...
  13. Re: Flankception, what's the deepest a company has gone with a flanker?

    Shalimar Parfum Initial is a Shalimar flanker and l'Eau is flanker of a flanker. Si Sensuelle is in my understanding just a limited edition bottle of the L'Eau. I could be wrong.
  14. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I just received the sample package, what a great surprise! Beautiful presentation, just gorgeous. Liquo is the first in line.

    I already have to say that I have not been this excited about niche...
  15. Re: Flankception, what's the deepest a company has gone with a flanker?

    Genius thread Lomaniac! So, we can't seem to get past the flanker of a flanker level?
  16. Re: Frederic Malle - Cologne Indelebile - April 2015

    I have been wearing this for two days now. The opening is huge blast of neroli, citrus and synthetic musk. It's rather unbearable for a few minutes. When it settles down, it's actually very nice,...
  17. Re: Pour Monsieur and Platinum Egoiste - Safe for work?

    Both are very, very safe choices.
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    Re: Your Top 5 suit and tie fragrances

    Tiffany for Men (vintage)
    Equipage (vintage)
    PdN New York (vintage)
    Amouage Gold Man (vintage)
    Domenico Caraceni 1913

    Suit and tie occasions are very different, as are these fragrances. First...
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    Re: Makeup / lipstick / woman's purse smell

    ...along with a jockstrap.
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    Vintage Gold Man
  21. Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    Vintage Tabarome is rich and luxurious. Vintage version of Amouage Gold Man is rich, opulent, luxurious and then some.
  22. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    Buying sealed vintage is very safe. I have a lot of bottles from the 70's and have never encountered spoilage when I've bought them new. Buying used is obviously much more risky.

    A lot have been...
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    Re: If money were no object....

    Leather Oud is the only fragrance I would like to own but haven't bought a full bottle of because of the price. I will one day, hopefully for a reasonable price.
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    Chanel Eau de Cologne is in my view much better than any of the Allure line. It's not sweet citrus, but not bitter either. Superb modern eau de cologne with surprisingly good longevity (this is my...
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    Re: Your "National Fragrance"? :)

    Sorry Mark Trail, Finland already has a dictator. Guerlain's Imperiale it is.
  26. Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    I am a skin chemistry sceptic. Differences are in my experience usually very small. I guess people just approach certain notes differently. I can easily pick up the barnyard element in Leather Oud,...
  27. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    Dear Monsieur Montana, I would love to. But I'm afraid I only have one back-up and I wear this a lot. Actually, I'm wearing it right now. I think I need to get some more.
  28. Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    Vintage Czech & Speake No. 88 is most likely not very alluring to most. I wear it only with certain kind of clothing and mood.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th April 2015

    Yohji Homme (vintage)
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    Re: Your "National Fragrance"? :)

    I've said many times that if people in general would wear eau de colognes and not synthetic, sweet and sickening designer fragrances, fragrance as a social phenomenon would be a positive one. Since...
  31. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    I have back-ups maybe for 8. These are not the greatest fragrances ever created, I like them very much and I've made some great deals. Price often dictates my back-up purchases, I've never paid more...
  32. Re: ? - Freshest Sandalwood [since Sandalwood (Floris) is no more] - ?

    Etro's Sandalo is very discreet and light, yet not insubstantial.
  33. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Thanks for the information alfarom and Colin Maillard! I'm very, very interested. Liquo sounds especially amazing.
  34. Re: Creed to release a new fragrance this summer

    I've heard it's a fragrance Creed created for Anne Hathaway.

    Because it's Creed, it goes without saying that we are talking about Shakespeare's wife here, not this American actress. After all,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th April 2015

    Caron Pour un Homme (vintage)

    It smells plain great and I never tire of it. I feel it's a good fit for sunny spring day.
  36. Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    You are not alone. Apart from the saltiness, most aquatics hardly resemble anything one can find in the nature. If the aquatics were sold in a red bottle and named differently, the connection would...
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    Poll: Re: Dior homme intense vs Dior homme parfum

    This is my answer as well.
  38. Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    It's dry and green aquatic I really enjoy wearing. The vintage version even has foresty feel with very natural mossy base. I perceive it as less synthetic than most aquatics.
  39. Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    This is an excellent suggestion. I also second Sel de Vetiver.
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    Re: NEW 2015 Boucheron Quatre Pour Homme

    Not too excited about the notes, but Boucheron fragrances are usually classy and of very high quality.
  41. Re: What are some 'must have' old school frags?

    Some favourite old school scents include:

    Eau d'Hermes (vintage)
    Hermes Equipage (vintage)
    Herms Bel Ami (vintage)
    Gucci Nobile
    Caron Pour un Homme (vintage)
    Pascal Morabito Or Black...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    I find it pleasant and comforting. For example right now I'm going to bed and I wear it for my own pleasure.

    What I'm trying to say is that for me it's not challenging or provocative. Some people...
  43. Poll: Re: Poll: a masculine modern classic father's Fragrance to remember you by?

    Bel Ami from your list.

    I'd like my three girls to remember me wearing vintage Eau d'Hermes, but obviously they will only remember the variety.
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    Re: Most worn March '15

    More than one wear:

    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Patou Pour Homme (vintage)
    Derby (vintage)
    Yatagan (vintage)
    Leather Oud
    (a bit surprisingly) Kenzo Pour Homme (vintage)
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    Re: Do you also purchase designer fashion?

    I agree with this. But... isn't all of this kind of given for adults?
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    Re: Do you also purchase designer fashion?

    I buy designer clothes and shoes at around -85% in average. I love it how I buy my finer clothes for around the same price people pay for Zara and H&M trash. Really like Costume National, Dsquared2...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo vs Uomo Extra

    Wearing profumo today. Amazing. Whatever shortcomings EDT might have are fixed here.
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    Re: Hiding purchases

    Well, I wouldn't lie about it but sometimes I, umm, forget to mention.
  49. Re: It's official: I'm declaring L'Occitane Mer & Mistral a great alternative to Bvlgari Aqva

    Vintage version on Kenzo Pour Homme is still my benchmark aquatic.
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Calzim, you are right about Eau de Guerlain. It's a real fragrance and not an eau de cologne. Imperiale is the most fleeting of the Guerlain eaux and very nice for your purpose.
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Guerlain's Imperiale and Trumper's Limes serve this purpose for me.
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Lanvin for Men (1979) is excellent unknown vintage treasure I'm thinking about buying.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo vs Uomo Extra

    Very well put Surfacing. I've been wearing this for a decade now and I completely agree with you. It is indeed very masculine, natural and timeless. The word timeless is sometimes used very loosely,...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th March 2015

    Lanvin For Men

    Another amazing discontinued gem.
  55. Re: UPDATED!!! Choosing fragrance without tasting

    Becoming a good blind buyer is really a long process. I buy a lot of vintage and discontinued stuff and often it is difficult to find samples. One should read loads of reviews and impressions and...
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    Re: Best scent under $35

    Caron Pour un Homme
  57. Re: A question about very old formulation of Eau d'Hermes

    Thank you for your reply saminlondon!

    I've been under impression that the copper cap version have not been tweaked by Ellena and that the first version he touched was the clear cap bottle. I also...
  58. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    Excellent.
  59. Re: A question about very old formulation of Eau d'Hermes

    Thank you for posting the pictures hednic! The top picture is the one people call copper cap version and it's also the only vintage version people seem to have. The bottom picture is very old and one...
  60. A question about very old formulation of Eau d'Hermes

    It's hardly a secret around here that I absolutely love vintage Eau d'Hermes. When I say vintage, I mean the copper cap version. Yet this version is not very old at all, I believe it was made well in...
  61. Re: What are your 3 favourite Creed fragrances?

    Hmm?
  62. Re: What are your 3 favourite Creed fragrances?

    Cypres-Musc
    Orange Spice
    Vintage Tabarome
  63. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that you like but might offend others?

    I have a rough idea what are the scents Finnish people in general dislike. I don't wear them to work or to bus etc.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo vs Uomo Extra

    Uomo EDT is the last botte I finished (and the only one for a decade). Needless to say, I replaced it right away and also bought the profumo. Given that you are a fan, I highly recommend the perfume....
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    Re: Need a little bit of help!

    I will have to disagree here: these four fragrances aren't THAT different. Dior Homme, Valentino Uomo and Midnight in Paris are all Olivier Polge fragrances and have certain family resemblance that...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th March 2015

    O'Driu Pathetique
  67. Re: What's definitely masculine is.. grossness?

    Justin Case, have you noticed that most people here do not think that fragrances like Leather Oud are gross, let alone purposefully gross. Yet you talk as if this would be an obvious premise of this...
  68. Poll: Re: Which Acqua Di Parma blu mediterraneo do you like?

    I'm with you on this one.
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    Re: What is your The Most Unique Fragrance?

    One of a kind you say? So, you did it. When I say it, I mean *it*.
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    Re: Calling all Hermes Equipage experts!

    Yes! Easily worth it nofragsleft.
  71. Re: What's definitely masculine is.. grossness?

    1. Nowadays many people in Middle East certainly wear western fragrances, yet it's a well known fact that their culture is much more open to strong and animalic smells. Us debating about this with...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    Great, great stuff pluran.

    Lately I've been toying with this idea that most truly great fragrances are both complex and simple. I've been enjoying vintage Pour un Homme a lot lately and I find it...
  73. Re: What's definitely masculine is.. grossness?

    I disagree with everything.

    1. Leather Oud would be FAR less controversial in the Middle East. It's not them that are afraid of strong animalic smells.

    2. This western (especially Northern...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd March 2015

    Kenzo Pour Homme (the first version)

    I really enjoy wearing this. Dry, green and aromatic aquatic with no sweetness whatsoever. It's just as much about natural forest aroma than the (not so...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd March 2015

    SotD: Lanvin Vetyver (vintage)
    SotE: Gucci Nobile
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    Re: Ethical Hypothetical

    Well kept bottle of original formulation of Mouchoir de Monsieur would be my choice. I would obviously keep it. It's a superb composition, but the modern version lets me down in the drydown. It's...
  77. Re: What *one* fragrance give you the most longevity?

    Absolue Pour le Soir would be the one. Easily more than 48 hours no matter how many times I shower.
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    For me two are above the rest: No. 88 (vintage) and Domenico Caraceni 1913.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    My SotE is Domenico Caraceni 1913

    I'm lost for words, it's that good. Every time.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    You too, pluran. If your box is cylinder shaped, it's vintage for certain. Unfortunately the differences between the vintage and current formulations are rather pronounced. It used to be bitter, deep...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    Are you wearing the vintage version pluran?
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    Derby aftershave (vintage)
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    One of the very best I've ever smelled. Congrats on a great buy!
  84. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    David said he simply wants to know where he should be looking for it. Let us not open this Pandora's box.
  85. Re: Must-Have Niche fragrances that won't break the bank

    Usually older niche brands have kept their prices reasonable.

    Lorenzo Villoresi, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Serge Lutens, Diptyque and The Different Company are all very reasonably priced. LV...
  86. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    double
  87. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    Colin Maillard found two bottles of it, I believe the shop was located in Parma sub-urbs. Maybe you should ask him more about the style of the shop.

    I think it's going to be almost impossible to...
  88. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    Why are you interested in how it should be classified? It's distribution was indeed very niche-like yet Domenico Caraceni is a designer of sorts. Go figure.

    Absolutely fantastic fragrance, one of...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th March 2015

    Vintage Derby
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    Re: Purchases for the coming summer?

    Malle's upcoming Cologne Indelebile, blind.
  91. Re: Mystery Creed bottle - what have I bought?

    Acier Aluminium would be my guess.
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    Re: Favourite "jammy" scents?

    Guerlain Nahema parfum is the most jammy fragrance I've smelled.
  93. Re: Help me date my Lagerfeld Cologne and it's size.

    I love fragrances and all but dating them is a bit much. The size of your, hmm, companion is pretty close to the average I believe.

    And I'm very sorry for this post.
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    Re: Civet (Ungaro II alternatives)

    My favorite genre!

    I own and like Ungaro II very much, yet there are some civet fragrances I think are even better balanced. For the longest time I've been a proponent for vintage Eau d'Hermes...
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    Re: Funniest or oddest comparison...

    From two different bottles? Oh please, that's ridiculous.
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    Re: 'Goth' fragrance

    No. 88 (vintage)
    Norma Kamali Incense

    Really sorry for suggesting these. Pretty darn hard to find.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurdjian

    Colin Maillard is indeed fantastic reviewer, one of the very best around. Yet he somehow missed just how great of a fragrance Absolue Pour le Soir is. It's possible he genuinely doesn't like it, but...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 15th March 2015

    Lanvin Vetyver (vintage)

    First time with this one, what an amazing fragrance. Perfectly balanced melange of vetiver, spices and florals on a woody and mossy base. I'm getting dry dusty iris and...
  99. Re: Let's have an intelligent discussion about... The GAG Reflex

    Three favourites. If you find yourself gagging in Tampere, look around and you'll probably see me.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14th March 2015

    Vintage Pour un Homme (again). Smells amazing and is such a great pleasure to wear.
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